Report a public safety concern

If your concern is urgent or life-threatening, call 911.
If your concern is not urgent, contact the Canadian Firearms Program.

Due to the May 18 and May 30, 2022 announcements from the federal government regarding changes to firearms legislation under Bills C-21 and C-71, there has been an unprecedented number of handgun sales and transfer requests which have resulted in an influx of calls to the Canadian Firearms Program and emails to the Alberta Chief Firearms Office.

We appreciate your patience while we work alongside the Canadian Firearms Program to address the backlog. To initiate a restricted firearms transfer, download and complete the application form RCMP 5492 and submit it by regular mail, or email it to [email protected].

For updates on the proposed regulation changes, see Federal firearms updates.


A shooting range is a place designed for the safe discharge, on a regular and structured basis, of firearms for target practice or sport shooting competitions.

How to apply

For an approval to operate form, contact Alberta’s Chief Firearms Office.

All Alberta shooting ranges operate under the approval of the Alberta's Chief Firearms Officer.

To find out if a shooting range or club is approved, contact Alberta’s Chief Firearms Office.

Range guidelines

For range design and construction guidelines, and information about sound requirements, contact the Canadian Firearms Program.


Connect with Alberta’s Chief Firearms Office:

Email: [email protected]

Alberta Chief Firearms Office
PO Box 458, Station Main
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 2K1

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